Section 155 Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the above Regulation, North Eastern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority intends to apply to the Minister for the Department for Environment Food and Rural affairs for confirmation of the following Byelaw:

BYELAW XXXIII Beam Trawling Byelaw 2024

This proposed byelaw sets out new provisions for Beam Trawling within the Authority’s district and is designed to support the management and development of an emergent fishery targeting scallops. The new byelaw regulation also provides for a number of additional management measures to be applied to the use of beam trawls and varied, as mandatory conditions to the permit issued.

Key provisions within the proposed byelaw include the following:

  • The use of a beam trawl within the NEIFCA district for the exploitation of sea fisheries resources will require an additional permit to be held.
  • NEIFCA may limit the number of beam trawl permits issued in any one year.
  • To be eligible to apply for a permit, vessels must not exceed 150KW engine power and have held a permit to trawl within the NEIFCA district for three years prior to 6 June 2024.
  • A proposed fee of £200 will be charged for each permit.

A full text of the above byelaw and supporting RIA can be inspected at, or obtained from North Eastern IFCA, Town Hall, Quay Road, Bridlington, YO16 4LP, tel (01482) 393515, free of charge, or viewed on the authority’s website at
Any person who wishes to object to the confirmation of this byelaw must send a statement of their objection in writing to the Marine Conservation and Enforcement Team, Marine Management Organisation, Lancaster House, Hampshire Court, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 7YH (or and the North Eastern IFCA, Town Hall, Quay Road, Bridlington, YO16 4LP (or within 28 days of the publication of this notice.

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